#MondayMusings : Of breaks and what they take

breaks and what they take

Come Monday and like a lot of people, I become sad. It is not that I hate Mondays in entirety but after a couple of days of resting or doing what you want to do, Mondays become a little difficult to deal with. I blame it inertia!

Trust me, things are most likely to go wrong on a Monday morning! I’m someone who takes enough care to see that things don’t go wrong on a Monday morning but a lot of times they do! In order not to waste time on worrying about what to wear, I press clothes for the entire week on Sunday evening, so that I’ve one less headache. But despite such measures, the alarm has to fail to ring on Monday, there has to be a power cut on a Monday morning, the traffic jam has to be there. In short, there has to be some problem to deal with, otherwise it is not a Monday morning.

But this Monday morning is different for me. I woke up without an alarm, had an unhurried breakfast while having a conversation with mom. I’m at home! If you stay away from home for a while, then trust me when you come back home you’ll be pampered a lot! But that doesn’t last forever.

Coming back to how my day has been going on, after breakfast, I went to the little green space that we call our garden, settled on the stone used for washing clothes with a book in hand and began reading only interrupted by the mewing of the my cat! This took me back to my childhood, during summer holidays when I used to do exactly the same thing! The shade of the trees, the gentle breeze, the fragrance of flowers, the chirping of birds, the colourful butterflies provides the perfect environment for me to read and to be lost in a world of my own. Perfect!

As a child this was something that I always wanted to do. Summer holidays were perfect because of this. But fast forward to the present, finding time to read even a couple of pages everyday sometimes becomes a task and often comes at the cost of sleep. And hence I felt I deserved this break. After long hours at work for the past few days, a break was what I needed! And now that I have I’m enjoying it. But 2.5 days of my holidays are already over. All that remains a day and a half. Why holidays? Why are you never enough?

And yeah, after the first day at home, the pampering goes away!

“Wash all the dirty dishes, will you?”

“Don’t spend all your time reading that book. Your ancient books could do with a little dusting.”

And the list goes on! So even when you are on break, there are things to deal with- a lot of them! Ah breaks and what they take!

Linking this post to #MondayMusings at Everyday Gyaan.



20 responses to “#MondayMusings : Of breaks and what they take”

  1. I can so relate to this post, Reema. For me, weekdays are better but weekends totally drive me up the wall. I struggle to find any time at all to do all the things I love, esp reading! Glad that you took the time out of the schedule to enjoy a few simple pleasures of life. It makes a difference for sure.

  2. I need one too, soon. The vibe of this post is so natural, beautiful and positive. Enjoy while it lasts 🙂

  3. Thoroughly enjoyed reading about your morning that was well spent.
    And yes, even I have the same question… Why Holidays? Why are you never enough???
    Lovely light read!
    -Anagha From Team Mocktailmommies

  4. I can so relate to this post….Not that now i am so restless but a year back i was…So took my long waiting break Quit IT and started finding myself and new possibilities 🙂 . I enjoyed reading about your morning today, happy that you spent the day peacefully.

  5. Sara says:

    Good times fly and others crawl, so true for weekends.Blink and Monday is here!Know the feeling:(

  6. Love the picture! Enjoy your break and lots of pampering (and fewer chores) and loads of books to read.

  7. Zainab says:

    Monday’s always are a blink away- it could be Monday and the next day could be Monday again 🙁
    And yeah, holidays are never enough! They come to go 😉

  8. Vinay Leo R. says:

    I can relate to how quickly holidays seem to go by. But I’m actually a bit relieved to go back to work. Breaks bring something irritating these days, so I want to go back to office and be peaceful 😛 (yes, I know. strange oxymoron)

  9. Rajlakshmi says:

    I need to take a break… Of late I find myself running from one thing to another. I miss the good old days of being pampered 🙂 and wow you iron all your clothes for a week. I need to incorporate that.

  10. How badly we need to take a break in today’s world!

    I finally took a much deserved break last weekend and took off to Pondicherry with the husband. We just relaxed and were so in awe of the slow life there. But yeah, breaks disappear in a snap and soon the mundane monotony hits you!

  11. Neha says:

    Haha, I can so relate to this, but sadly after kids, there is no vacation. It’s just that you are going crazy in a different location 😛 so enjoy what you have now

  12. Amazing blog and very interesting stuff you got here! I definitely learned a lot from reading through some of your earlier posts as well and decided to drop a comment on this one!

  13. Ah, Mondays! Everyone hates them but I love them! Why? Because life gets back on track after a crazy weekend!:))))

  14. This is same in every house
    Pampering doesn’t last long
    And Monday mornings aren’t that crucial thing, I feel happy to be back to work after enjoying the weekends
    I loved the meowing of cat part and the click too

  15. Shalzzz says:

    Hihi… how true! Even if I go home after months, the pampering lasts only for a day! 😛 Loved the pic and the post, Reema.
    Kohl Eyed Me
    Something’s Cooking

  16. After a while a holiday loses its charm. Quick short breaks are what I like.

  17. mahekg says:

    Everything has pros and cons.. but well deserved breaks really help to refreshen up for ourselves

  18. For me also week days are better than Saturday or Sunday. Because on week days everything is planned and things goes perfectly on a rytham mode. But when Saturday and Sunday comes my kids specially mess up everything and a lot of work for next week have to be done to get things better. #minreads#myfriendalexa

  19. Such a relatable post with such a lovely ending 😀 Mom’s yellings! I could picture my mom saying this to me. Mondays are hard and I feel that those of us who manage to survive it with a smile till the end of the day deserve at least a fake medal of real bravery! What d’ya say?

  20. […] I miss the times when I felt stressed, I could just take a break, grab a cup of tea and talk to one of my work buddies about it. Or after days of slogging over a project, I’d be glad about the upcoming long weekend when I’d go on a trip somewhere or I’d go visit my mother or my mother-in-law. A change of scene, a change of pace always helped, and I would return refreshed. (Oh, I’d still tell my mom that I didn’t want to go back to work and throw tantrums like I was a little kid being sent off to school :D) So long story short, a break was an integral part my work routine and breaks helped! Check this post about a little break I took. […]

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